.NET Highlights in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 4

As you know we continue to incrementally improve Visual Studio 2017 (version 15), and our 7th significant update is currently well under way with the 4th preview shipping today. As we’re winding down the preview, we’d like to stop and take the time to tell you about all of the great updates that are coming… Read more

Explore Azure Cosmos DB with .NET Core and MongoDB

Have you had to design general purpose “metadata” tables in your SQL database that basically store column names and values? Do you often serialize/de-serialize XML or JSON from your SQL tables to handle volatile schemas and data? .NET developers have traditionally worked with relational database management systems (RDMS) like SQL Server. RDMS systems have withstood… Read more

Azure Blob Storage as a Network Drive

Many applications make use of a network drive to backup and store files. When I was in university I found myself constantly coding for fun, and one example took the form of a network share for my roommates to share files wrapped in a handy little app. Unfortunately, that particular app has long since been… Read more

Modernize existing .NET apps with Windows Containers and Azure

As part of the series of posts announced at this initial blog post (.NET Application Architecture Guidance) that explores each of the architecture areas currently covered by our team, this current blog post focuses on introducing the new “Modernize existing .NET applications with Windows Containers and Azure” eBook which you can download here. Just as a reminder,… Read more

Experiment with Azure for FREE!

What is Azure? What can it do for me? Do I need it? How do I find out? How do I use it? Will it help my business? Can it help my career? With all the things Azure can do, it’s hard to know where to start answering these important questions. But there’s a really… Read more

The week in .NET – .NET Foundation – Serilog – Super Dungeon Bros

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – .NET, ASP.NET, EF Core 1.1 Preview 1 – On .NET on EF Core 1.1 – Changelog – FluentValidation – Reverse: Time Collapse. On .NET: Martin Woodward on the .NET Foundation Last week, Martin Woodward was on the show to talk about the .NET Foundation:… Read more

The week in .NET – .NET, ASP.NET, EF Core 1.1 Preview 1 – On .NET on EF Core 1.1 – Changelog – FluentValidation – Reverse: Time Collapse

To read last week’s post, see The week in .NET – Bond – The Gallery. Preview 1 of .NET Core 1.1, ASP.NET Core 1.1, and EF Core 1.1 announced Preview 1 versions of .NET Core 1.1, ASP.NET Core 1.1, and Entity Framework Core 1.1 were released today. Check out the blog posts to discover the… Read more

Hosting .NET Core Services on Service Fabric

This post was written by Vaijanath Angadihiremath, a software engineer on the .NET team. This tutorial is for users who already have a group of ASP.NET Core services which they want to host as microservices in Azure using Azure Service Fabric. Azure Service Fabric is a great way to host microservices in a PaaS world… Read more

Storing and using secrets in Azure

Most applications need access to secret information in order to function: it could be an API key, database credentials, or something else. In this post, we’ll create a simple service that will compare the temperatures in Seattle and Paris using the OpenWeatherMap API, for which we’ll need a secret API key. I’ll walk you through… Read more

.NET Framework 4.6.1 is now available!

Updated (2017): See .NET Framework Releases to learn about newer releases. Updated (1/2016): This post was updated to add information about reference source for .NET Framework 4.6.1. Today we are announcing the availability of  .NET Framework 4.6.1. You can download this release now. .NET Framework 4.6.1 (Web Installer;  Offline Installer) .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack Here… Read more